Instagram Unlocks In-App Purchasing

instagram launched their shopping beta application, with brands including Nike, Burberry and Revolve as early users. Making posts shoppable has long been part of the discussion with Instagram, migrating from a discovery only, "link in bio" model to an actual "give me your money right now" model. The big question is with so much sponsored content and promotions from mega-influencers, will all the commercial focus drive users away from the platform? Sometimes all you want after a hard day is a bunch of cat videos and babies doing funny things. Is that so wrong?


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